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Food safety during the pandemic—a matter of concern and opportunity to make it better
Jun 07, 2021

Food safety during the pandemic—a matter of concern and opportunity to make it better

On World Food Safety Day, we look at how COVID-19 has highlighted the growing concerns around food safety

Food security in Afghanistan
Jan 24, 2022

Food security in Afghanistan

With food insecurity on the rise, largely due to the pandemic, drought, and conflict, Afghanistan is facing one of the worst humanitarian crises

Food security in China and its role in pushing the G20 Agenda
May 10, 2023

Food security in China and its role in pushing the G20 Agenda

Though China has significantly reduced the rate of malnutrition, the country still faces challenges in ensuring food security

Food security in West Bengal: Inter-state portability and digitisation
Sep 20, 2019

Food security in West Bengal: Inter-state portability and digitisation

In states such as West Bengal, the purpose of holding a ration card is still of utmost importance for procurement decisions. The low level of digitisa

Food Security Schemes Need To Focus On Diet Diversification
Dec 08, 2023

Food Security Schemes Need To Focus On Diet Diversification

India's nutrition levels have been a matter of concern. Policymakers have to shift their approach to find a long-term solution for the problem

Foods of the future: Ecological promises and ethical challenges of synthetic meat
Nov 08, 2023

Foods of the future: Ecological promises and ethical challenges of synthetic meat

As the world seeks eco-friendly and ethically sound nutrition alternatives, synthetic meat takes centre stage, but like all innovations, it comes with

70 Policies — Food Corporation of India, 1965
Aug 04, 2018

70 Policies — Food Corporation of India, 1965

The new FCI should be a market-friendly agency for food management, with a primary focus on creating competition in every segment of foodgrain supply

A Food Systems Approach to Food Security and Nutrition
May 16, 2023

A Food Systems Approach to Food Security and Nutrition

The world is currently witnessing an increase in the prevalence of undernourishment as well as a rise in the incidence of overweight, obesity, and non-communicable diseases. Addressing issues of food security and nutrition would not be possible without adopting a food systems perspective—from farm to fork. Indeed, in 2021, countries developed national pathways to transforming food systems to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Developme

A Legislative Framework for India's Intelligence Structure: Some Food for Thought
Aug 04, 2010

A Legislative Framework for India's Intelligence Structure: Some Food for Thought

When talking about Intelligence agencies, the first thing that comes to mind is secrecy ? the services must, it is widely concurred, operate in secret so as to be highly effective.

A roadmap for sustainable food security
Apr 26, 2021

A roadmap for sustainable food security

Given the rapidly growing population, resource constraints and climate change concerns, accompanied by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic — it is

Aadhaar vs. right to food
Dec 05, 2017

Aadhaar vs. right to food

Right to food must figure more prominently in the discussions on Aadhaar and its implementation.

Addressing Africa’s food insecurity during India’s G20 presidency
May 25, 2023

Addressing Africa’s food insecurity during India’s G20 presidency

Given the influence that the G20 has on global governance issues, India can help initiate a global response to address Africa’s food insecurity

An ecosystemic delineation of food security for South Asia
Dec 23, 2020

An ecosystemic delineation of food security for South Asia

Human economic ambitions have led to such interventions over the natural ecosystem that it has impaired the ecosystem processes and the capacity of ec

BIMSTEC imperatives: Food security and energising trade
Jun 07, 2023

BIMSTEC imperatives: Food security and energising trade

India can advance solutions and drive international consensus on critical issues related to priority sectors such as food and energy in the Bay of Ben

Blue foods for improved nutrition
Apr 30, 2024

Blue foods for improved nutrition

Blue food carries significant potential for bolstering global food security and sustainability by leveraging the abundance of marine resources.

Budget 2023: Food for thought when it comes to women, children, and nutrition
Feb 03, 2023

Budget 2023: Food for thought when it comes to women, children, and nutrition

There is scope to do more for the vital constituencies of women and children

Building Climate-Resilient Food Systems
Aug 16, 2023

Building Climate-Resilient Food Systems

Climate change, conflicts, and various crises have exposed the vulnerabilities of global food systems. Acute food insecurity and undernourishment have become more prevalent in recent times, and the imperative is to build more robust and sustainable food systems that do not adversely impact the environment. The COVID-19 pandemic has only underlined the importance of food security in times of crises. This brief explores the promise of clima

China’s quest to secure its ‘Rice Bowl’: Challenges to its food security
Feb 08, 2022

China’s quest to secure its ‘Rice Bowl’: Challenges to its food security

Can Xi continue to promise food security despite increased consumption, aging rural population, rapid urbanisation, and climate changes?

Climate change and food security in India
May 23, 2023

Climate change and food security in India

Climate change has added to the enormity of India’s food security challenges. While the relationship between climate change and food security is complex, most studies focus on one dimension of food security, i.e., food availability. This paper provides an overview of the impact of climate change on India’s food security, keeping in mind three dimensions — availability, access, and absorption. It finds that ensuring food security in the face

Climate change and food security in the Global South
Nov 17, 2022

Climate change and food security in the Global South

The Global South experiences a disproportionate impact of climate change which in turn leads to food insecurity

Climate change poses the biggest risk to food security in India
Aug 29, 2022

Climate change poses the biggest risk to food security in India

There is an urgent need for a comprehensive examination of the impact of climate change on food security.

Climate Smart Agriculture for sustainability and food security
Nov 24, 2022

Climate Smart Agriculture for sustainability and food security

To meet the challenges of growing demand and food insecurity, we need to improve productivity through sustainable agriculture

Climate vulnerabilities, food security, and resilient development
Apr 18, 2022

Climate vulnerabilities, food security, and resilient development

Both climate risks and non-climatic drivers need to factored in to curb food and water shortages induced by climate change in vulnerable regions of th

Climate-proof farms to tackle food insecurity
Sep 20, 2022

Climate-proof farms to tackle food insecurity

Food self-sufficiency has been India’s greatest achievement, which must be celebrated. But India urgently needs to wake up to the significant challenges that climate change poses to its long-term food security and adopt urgent measures

Combating climate change with a sustainable food system
Jan 13, 2022

Combating climate change with a sustainable food system

A 'global syndemic’ is defined as a pandemic that appears to interact with climate change, undernutrition, and obesity. Together, they pose a monume

COVID-19 Compounds Global Challenges to Food Security
Aug 04, 2021

COVID-19 Compounds Global Challenges to Food Security

Across the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive impact on food and nutrition security. Efforts to meet Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 on Zero Hunger have been stalled, and it is estimated that an additional 137 million people faced acute food insecurity as 2020 ended. The reasons are many: interrupted food supply chains, high levels of unemployment, loss of incomes, and rising food cost. Climate change and the resultant extreme we

COVID-19: India could play a crucial role in combating West Asia’s brewing food security crisis
May 22, 2020

COVID-19: India could play a crucial role in combating West Asia’s brewing food security crisis

India stands a good chance to benefit from the shift in global trade triggered by the pandemic, and could fill in the vacuum by supplying West Asian c

Creating climate resilient food systems
Jun 04, 2024

Creating climate resilient food systems

Although making our food systems climate resilient is complex, it is an imperative task in the face of climate change

Development partnerships for food security: India in the Indo-Pacific
Oct 04, 2023

Development partnerships for food security: India in the Indo-Pacific

By collaborating with neighbouring countries, India can serve as a catalyst for positive change and promote food security and sustainable development

Empowering women in agriculture: A gendered approach to climate change and food security
May 27, 2024

Empowering women in agriculture: A gendered approach to climate change and food security

As we reel under the looming threat of climate change, empowering women in agriculture can help boost productivity levels and ensure food security.

Ending Africa's Chronic Food Insecurity: What the G20 Can Do
Aug 16, 2023

Ending Africa's Chronic Food Insecurity: What the G20 Can Do

After improving between 2000 and 2013, hunger levels have significantly worsened in Africa in the years since. While global food insecurity is currently at an all-time high, Africa's record in addressing undernutrition was not impressive even in the pre-pandemic era when growth rates were higher. There are several challenges to food security in Africa, including short-term external shocks such as the pandemic and the Ukraine-Russia war, and long-

Ending Africa’s Chronic Food Insecurity: What the G20 Can Do
Aug 16, 2023

Ending Africa’s Chronic Food Insecurity: What the G20 Can Do

After improving between 2000 and 2013, hunger levels have significantly worsened in Africa in the years since. While global food insecurity is current

Ensuring food security: Will it be for all or only a few?
Jan 17, 2011

Ensuring food security: Will it be for all or only a few?

HOW to ensure food security and control inflation has emerged as a major challenge for the government in the New Year. The hangover of food inflation from 2010 cannot be ignored as it is still in double digits.

G20 agenda for improved food security under India’s Presidency
Apr 24, 2023

G20 agenda for improved food security under India’s Presidency

Food insecurity remains a significant challenge in many G20 nations; concerted efforts are needed to address the issue